Baby Antibiotics Suwanee GA

Conventional wisdom tells us that babies and germs make a bad mix. Since children's immune systems generally aren’t fully functional until their second birthday, diligent moms and dads pay special attention to cleanliness and proper sanitation. And when babies come down with bugs, well-intentioned pediatricians often prescribe broad'spectrum antibiotics.

Effie Stella A C Dolores, MD
(770) 904-5252
4485 Tench Rd Ste 630
Suwanee, GA
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Cebu Inst Of Med, Cebu City, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1987

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Louis Edward Hempel, MD
(770) 622-5758
6918 McGinnis Ferry Rd
Suwanee, GA
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med, Louisville Ky 40202
Graduation Year: 1987

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Karen Marie Carroll, MD
(770) 476-4020
4310 Johns Creek Pkwy
Suwanee, GA
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Umdnj-New Jersey Med Sch, Newark Nj 07103
Graduation Year: 1991

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Advanced Gastroenterology Associates
(678) 475-1606
3921 Johns Creek Court
Suwanee, GA
 
Emmanuel Mordi, MD
(770) 822-6360
186 Ashleigh Walk Pkwy
Suwanee, GA
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 1998

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Hudes Brian MD
(678) 475-1606
3921 Johns Creek Court
Suwanee, GA
 
John's Creek Pediatrics
(770) 814-1160
4035 Johns Creek Parkway
Suwanee, GA
 
Penny Michele Forman, MD
(770) 476-4020
4310 Johns Creek Pkwy
Suwanee, GA
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med, Cincinnati Oh 45267
Graduation Year: 1987

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Annette Marie Hinchcliffe
(770) 814-8883
3915 John'S Creek Court
Suwanee, GA
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Karen Carroll MD
(770) 476-4020
3890 Johns Creek Parkway
Suwanee, GA
 
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Babies, Antibiotics, and Asthma

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By Kris Kucera

Conventional wisdom tells us that babies and germs make a bad mix. Since children’s immune systems generally aren’t fully functional until their second birthday, diligent moms and dads pay special attention to cleanliness and proper sanitation. And when babies come down with bugs, well-intentioned pediatricians often prescribe broad-spectrum antibiotics. Unfortunately, giving antibiotics to infants—even just one course—in their first year of life may double their susceptibility to asthma, compared to antibiotic-free babies, according to researchers from the University of British Columbia, along with BC’s Centre for Disease Control and Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluation. Scrutinizing eight studies, which surveyed more than 12,000 children, the researchers’ data indirectly support the hygiene hypothesis—the idea that in developed countries, kids’ reduced exposure to germs may actually impede their immune responses. Critics argue that although pediatric exposure to germs is essential, certain bacterial infections necessitate antibiotic treatment as a safety measure. Also, they point out, the hygiene hypothesis fails in inner cities, where asthma rates in underprivileged youths have soared, even though most of these kids live amid substandard levels of hygiene. With the jury still out, concerned parents should ask their pediatricians for blood work before they agree to medicate their infants, preventing needless antibiotic treatments for viral infections or illnesses with undetermined causes.

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